The role of nuclear data for fusion nuclear technology

U. Fischer, M. Angelone, M. Avrigeanu, V. Avrigeanu, C. Bachmann, N. Dzysiuk, M. Fleming, A. Konobeev, I. Kodeli, A. Koning, H. Leeb, D. Leichtle, F. Ogando, P. Pereslavtsev, D. Rochman, P. Sauvan, S. Simakov

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Abstract

The role of nuclear data for neutronics analyses of Fusion Technology (FT) facilities is presented in this paper. Nuclear data evaluations of high quality are required for transport simulations, uncertainty assessments, activation and radiation damage calculations affecting the design and performance of the FT facilities, as well as safety, licensing, waste management and decommissioning issues. A corresponding programme on the nuclear data development (NDD) and qualification is conducted within the Power Plant Physics and Technology (PPPT) programme of EUROfusion supporting the development of the DEMO fusion power plant and the IFMIF-DONES neutron source. The programme builds on the achievements of pre-ceding NDD activities within the European fusion programme as addressed in the paper. Further needs for design, shielding, activation and radiation dose calculations are discussed, and recommendations are given to further improve and qualify the nuclear data base for PPPT nuclear analyses. This includes dedicated experimental activities tailored to the needs of DEMO and IFMIF-DONES.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalFusion Engineering and Design
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Fischer, U., Angelone, M., Avrigeanu, M., Avrigeanu, V., Bachmann, C., Dzysiuk, N., Fleming, M., Konobeev, A., Kodeli, I., Koning, A., Leeb, H., Leichtle, D., Ogando, F., Pereslavtsev, P., Rochman, D., Sauvan, P., & Simakov, S. (Accepted/In press). The role of nuclear data for fusion nuclear technology. Fusion Engineering and Design, -. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2018.01.036